THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL…
DATE: Sunday July 30th, 2017.
Read: Deuteronomy 30: 15-19
THEME: CHOOSE LIFE!
MEMORIZE: For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16)
One gift that God has bequeathed upon mankind is the freedom of choice. God does not compel anybody to do anything by force. Even when He knows that your choice may have an adverse consequence, He will not interfere with your free will. You are the architect of your destiny. You alone determine your fate.
In His mercy however, God has not left us without direction. He has laid out several guidelines and laws for us to follow so that we will not end up in sudden destruction or hell fire. He has given us commandments that if we follow, will help us make the right decisions. He has also through His Word and prophets made known to us His will and mind so that we can know what He wants us to do. He also has made known His numerous promises and blessings and the conditions attached to them if we are desirous of obtaining them. We can therefore not claim ignorance of the will of God or say we were left clueless.
In our reading, Moses, as he approached the time of his death, took time to lay down the options available for the Israelites to choose from. They could either serve the Lord their God who had delivered them from Egypt and shown them so much mercy and by doing so choose life which will ensure peace and blessing or they could forsake Him and follow other gods and by doing so, choose a life of terrible curses and afflictions and ultimately death. The choice was theirs. But after laying out the options, Moses did not leave it up to them to guess. He went further to point them into the direction of life.
Today, Jesus is also advising you to choose life. God loves you so much and has sent Jesus to die the death that you deserved so that you may have eternal life. He has freed you from the captivity of the devil. Why should you still remain in bondage? Why must you die? Be wise and choose life today so it can be well with you.
Worship/praise God and then take the following prayer points:
1. I thank you Lord for making abundant life available to me, in Jesus' name.
2. Any force warring against my soul, receive judgment of the Lord in Jesus' name.
3. I decree and declare that, I shall not die but live to proclaim your glory in Jesus' name.
4. Dear Lord,I pray that the the strength of my G. O and Mummy in the Lord shall be renewed in Jesus' name.
AUTHOR: PASTOR LAZARUS MUOKA
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